Yamuna flows above danger mark

Yamuna flows above danger mark

Agency News

New Delhi, Aug : The water in Yamuna reached 206.29 meters at around 1800 hrs on Tuesday, flowing above the danger mark of 205.3 meters.

According to sources, after Haryana released more water from Hathni Kund on Monday, the water level is likely to cross 207 meters, between 1300 hrs to 1700 hrs on Wednesday.

Haryana has released the maximum amount of water from the Hathni Kund barrage, in the last 40 years.

Evacuation operations are underway along the low-lying areas on the banks of the river.

More than 10000 people, who were living on the banks of the river, have been moved to the tents and camps, set up by the government.

On Monday, the old iron bridge across the river had been closed for rail and road traffic, while trains on the route had been diverted.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Transport Minister inspected relief camps at Haathi Ghat and Kanchan Colony and directed the DMs, to ensure the availability of all relief material.
The DDMA chairperson and other officials were also on different sites of the camps, monitoring the evacuation.

More than 30 boats from the boat club have been stationed at sensitive locations.
The next 24 hours seem to be crucial for the authorities, as other than 8.28 lakh cusecs, Haryana has in addition, released 1.4 lakh cusecs more water.

This morning, waters of the overflowing river entered houses at Kisan colony and Yamuna Khadar that are near ISBT Kashmere Gate, while some low-lying part of the Nigam Bodh Ghat was also partially submerged, as the water entered, after reaching the danger mark.(UNI)